Tata Scholarship Cornell University: Check Eligibility, Documents Required, Application Process


Mrunmayai Bobade
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 04:28 PM IST

Indian undergraduate students can now receive financial aid from Cornell University with regard to a USD 25 million endowment made by the Tata Education and Development Trust, a philanthropic organisation of the Indian Tata Group. Check out the application process, eligibility criteria, and documents required for Cornell University Tata Scholarship below.

Tata Scholarship Cornell University: Check Eligibility, Documents Required, Application Process

Indian undergraduate students can choose from a variety of scholarships offered through the collaborative partnerships between Tata Trust and Cornell University to pursue higher academic education at the university. This agreement is contrived to guarantee that the most deserving Indian students, irrespective of their financial standing, have the opportunity to study at Cornell University.

For this, the Tata Education and Development Trust, a philanthropic organisation of the Indian Tata Group have made a USD 25 million endowment to Cornell University that supports around 20 scholars at any given time. Further, the Cornell University Tata Scholarship reimburses the entire undergraduate educational expenses and is awarded once a year to some of the finest Indian awardees.

The main campus of Cornell University is in Ithaca, New York, and it is a privately owned Ivy League research university. At Cornell University, there are 100 academic departments that provide approximately 4,000 courses altogether.

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Cornell University Tata Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

For applicants to be considered, the following are the eligibility criteria for Tata Scholarship for Cornell University:

  • The applicant owns Indian citizenship and has completed secondary school in the country.  

  • The applicant must be eligible for need-based financial aid.

  • The applicant has received an admission offer from Cornell University for an undergraduate course. 

  • The applicant has taken English language proficiency tests like the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam.

Documents Required for Cornell University Tata Scholarship

The following is a list of the documents required for Indian students to apply for the Tata Scholarship at Cornell University:

Cornell University Tata Scholarship Application Process

If applicants have submitted both an admissions application and a financial aid application, their applications for the undergraduate programme at Cornell University will be eligible for the Tata Scholarship. Additionally, the financial aid application procedure for international students must be completed by all undergraduate applicants to be considered for financial assistance.

Applicants accepted into the College of Engineering,  the Applied Economics and Management, the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning major at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, and majors in the physical sciences, biological sciences, and other "hard" sciences, including the social sciences, will be given preference.

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Application Evaluation and Selection Procedure

Only if an applicant successfully applies for financial assistance during the Cornell University admissions process, only then will their scholarship application be taken into account. Once the applicant uploads all of their required documents, their candidacy will be reviewed based on their past academic standing, citizenship, household income, and English language proficiency exam results. The list of candidates who made the shortlist will be available on Cornell University's official website.

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Source: The Economic Times

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